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Books are brought to life in the Borders

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One of biggest events in the region is now underway in Melrose.

The Borders Book Festival is set to host a line-up of comedians, writers and TV personalities throughout the weekend.

Stephen Hendry, Kate Humble and Neil Oliver Credit: Press Association

Scotland's sporting legend, Stephen Hendry, TV Wildlife expert, Kate Humble and Dumfries born historian, Neil Oliver are expected to be there.

The four-day event was the invention of Alistair Moffat which began in 2004 as a small gathering at the Wynd Theatre in Melrose. A decade later it moved to its current home at The Orchard.

The festival attracts thousands of people from across the country.

“After a long winter and much discontent, the clouds are parting and a brilliant sun will shine on Harmony Garden in June. The marquees will rise, the seats will be set out, the sound systems installed, the show will begin and the spells of enchantment will weave their magic. For four glorious, glowing days, the world will come to Melrose to celebrate at what Michael Palin, Prue Leith and Neil Oliver have hailed as the best book festival in Britain.

– Alistair Moffat, Festival Director

Borders Book Festival is set to run from :

  • Thursday 13 June - Sunday 17 June